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The 2013 HGTV Dream Home


2013 HGTV Dream Home

The first location clue for the next HGTV Dream Home was posted in their blog on April 12th, 2012. As with past dream homes, I kept you updated on the developments of the site, house, sweepstakes, and finally the winner.

The entry period for this sweepstakes ended on February 15, 2013.

The grand prize package is valued at over 2 million dollars. It includes the Dream Home, everything in it, $500,000 cash, and a GMC Acadia Denali. The winner was revealed on March 15, 2013 during the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2013 special.

** Congratulations to the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Winner! **
Carole Simpson from Columbia, Tennessee

Kiawah Island, SC


The HGTV Dream Home 2013 is located on Kiawah Island in the community of Indigo Park. This barrier island is 21 miles south of historic Charleston, South Carolina.


The three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot "low-country Zen-style" home includes a double-height great room, a large gourmet kitchen, a central dining area and a multi-purpose loft space that overlooks the great room. The property has views of the tidal marshes and waterways that lead to the Atlantic Ocean.

Indigo Park


Public Tours

Public tours of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 ran from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Tour Dates & Times

February 14-16, 10am-5pm

February 17, Noon-5pm

February 18, 10am-5pm

February 22-23, 10am-5pm

February 24, Noon-5pm

March 1-2, 10am-5pm

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March 3, Noon-5pm

March 8-9, 10am-5pm

March 10, Noon-5pm

Tickets were $20.00 per person through

Proceeds benefit Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides a nationally acclaimed dropout prevention program that empowers and inspires students.

The 2013 Dream Home Floor Plans


This 3 level home has a 2 car garage and storage and the ground level. The main level includes the master suite, kitchen, dining, and living spaces, with a plunge pool off of the deck. The upper level includes two additional bedrooms each with a private bath, and a loft.

Architects: Mark Permar, Christopher Rose, and Myles Trudell.

Project Manager: Ben Daley

Construction Manager: Craig Gentilin

Developer: Candace Dyal

HGTV Dream Home House Planner: Jack Thomasson

Take a Virtual Tour of the 2013 Dream Home.

Visit to see exterior renderings by Dale Watson.

The Kiawah Dream Home

Get Inspired by Color

Sherwin Williams Paint used throughout the Dream Home

A Eider White SW7014 used in the Pantry

B Rapture Blue SW6773 used in the Laundry Room

C Hearts of Palm SW6415 used in the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Great Room

D Accessible Beige SW7036 used in the Master Suite Bedroom and Bathroom

E Scanda SW6529 used in the Loft

F Fawn Brindle SW7012 used in the Guest Suite Bedroom and Bathroom

G Watery SW6478 used in the Twin Suite Bedroom and Bathroom

H Cay SW6772 used in the Playroom and Garage

I Blissful Blue SW6527 used in the Entry Hall and Bunk Niche
J Extra White SW7006 used in the Entry Hall and Great Room

K Curio Gray SW0024 used in the Powder Room
L Dancing Green SW6716 used in the Powder Room

M Svelte Sage SW6164 used on the Exterior
N Wool Skein SW6148 used on the Exterior

The GMC Acadia Denali

The winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway also gets a brand new GMC Acadia Denali, a luxury crossover SUV. It has seating for uo to eight passengers, a rear vision camera, Color Touch Navigation System, and a three-month trial of SiriusXM service.


Play Along or Wait?

Do you like to make a guess with each new clue or just wait for the official announcement?

The 2013 Dream Home


Say Hello!

denetraharris on April 12, 2013:

Great idea for a lens. I still waiting to win one of the hgtv homes.

anonymous on March 11, 2013:

God gave me a desire to enter for this home, so I did. Now I wait to hear my name as the winner! Favor!

anonymous on February 21, 2013:

ALLENSARK-cant wait for my BEAUTIFUL, and to be much appreciated retirement home. HOPING TO WIN!!!

anonymous on February 14, 2013:

Very cool lens.

anonymous on February 13, 2013:

Can't wait to win!!!! This home is everything a person could hope for with beautiful craftsmanship and gorgeous decorating. I would never in my life have the kind of furnishings in this home. Absolutely perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustinLand on February 12, 2013:

Wow, that definitely qualifies as a dream house. Love house projects of any type.

Christene-S (author) on February 08, 2013:

@RoseAEckert: Yes, for one more week.

RoseAEckert on February 08, 2013:

Wow, is this sweepstakes still in effect? Would be so cool to win!

Wendy Leanne from Texas on February 06, 2013:

I just entered. You have a ton of info here. Wow.

Steven from Las Vegas on January 14, 2013:

Great lens ... I follow and enter the dream house every time... not mention HGTV is the go program in this house.

cargoliftken on January 14, 2013:

I love your lens. You've done a great job. Thanks for sharing!

kabbalah lm on December 28, 2012:

I'd love to win this home

anonymous on December 27, 2012:

I look forward to watching HGTV every year because of the dream homes. I would live there & the design is amazing!

BradKamer on October 18, 2012:

Great lens. Kiawah is a family favorite vacation destination. I have written a lens about it. I will be entering as often as possible when HGTV unveils this sweepstakes. Thanks for sharing.

anonymous on October 17, 2012:

It is a beautiful home at a great location. When does the 2013 Dream Home Giveaway start?

anonymous on September 17, 2012:

What a wonderful,peaceful and fun place.The house design is perfect for this location.All the dream homes always match wonderfully with there locations.This dream home will be a perfect match as well.Excited to se what the interior well look like

sparks2114 on August 27, 2012:

Hi ! When does the 2013 Dream Home Giveaway start? Kiawah Island, SC is such a beautiful place My husband helped build a room in the Golf Club there.

Christene-S (author) on August 18, 2012:

@anonymous: Like I said below, last year it started on December 29th, so expect it around the same time.

anonymous on August 18, 2012:

When does the 2013 sweepstakes start?

Christene-S (author) on July 29, 2012:

@anonymous: We've got a while yet. Last year it started on December 29th, so expect it around the same time.

anonymous on July 29, 2012:

when does the sweepstakes begin?many of us are anxious to start entrying!

anonymous on July 05, 2012:

i wanda box of alabama hope to win the 2013 dram home

anonymous on April 30, 2012:

Its Georgia! Near Tybee!

anonymous on April 23, 2012:


mel-kav on April 21, 2012:

North or South Carolina!

getmoreinfo on April 19, 2012:

This is one of my favorite shows and they always reveal a beautiful home with all the latest in home decor and appliances, it is so fun to watch.

anonymous on April 17, 2012:

I say georgia

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